Easy Meatball Recipe with Grape Jelly in the Slow Cooker – Low Carb

Meatball Recipe with Grape Jelly
Grain Free Kid Friendly Low Carb Slow Cooker 

Nutrition: 274 Calories | 11.1g Net Carbs | 26.7g Protein | 13.1g Total Fat

An easy kid friendly meal or tasty appetizer made in the slow cooker, this meatball recipe with grape jelly is sweet, savory, and low carb too.

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Meatballs are fun, easy and versatile. The kids love when I make them for dinner. And they are a crowd pleasing appetizer too. Sometimes, we even have appetizers for dinner, which makes a regular night feel like a party. Who doesn’t love a variety of finger foods to choose from? We have an old family recipe using grape jelly to make a delicious sauce for the meatballs. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make is more low carb, and it’s just as tasty.

Low Carb Meatballs


For this recipe, we’re going to start with the meatballs. You could use store bought frozen meatballs for this recipe. However, you’ll often find that they contain bread or bread crumbs. In fact, most meatball recipes do include bread. Therefore, in this recipe we’ll swap out the bread for low carb almond flour. The meatballs are so easy to make. It’s almost as quick as using frozen. First, put lean ground beef in a large bowl or measuring cup. Then, add milk, almond flour and seasoning salt. Finally, mix everything together until it’s just combined. It’s important not to over-mix the meat, or it will become tough.

Once the meat mixture is combined, it’s time to make meatballs. I like to use a cookie scoop like this one. It’s an easy way to make sure all the meatballs are the same size. Alternatively, you can use a spoon. Then, roll the meat into balls about one inch in diameter. These meatballs could easily be used for all kinds of recipes. Include some Italian seasoning to the meat mixture for Italian style meatballs, and add them to your favorite pasta dish.

Grape Jelly Sauce

The final component for this quick recipe is the sauce. So, add all of the sauce ingredients to your slow cooker. You’ll need one jar of sugar-free grape jelly, a can of tomato paste, Worcestershire, molasses, dry mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder and a little water. Then, just whisk everything together, and the sauce is done.

Time to Slow Cook

Once the sauce is mixed together, nestle the uncooked meatballs down into the sauce. If there’s not enough room for one layer of meatballs, that’s ok. You can stack the meatballs on top of each other, and they’ll cook just fine.

Slow cook your grape jelly meatballs on low for eight hours. Once the meatballs are fully cooked, stir them gently so they are all covered in sauce. Serve the meatballs with the sauce and enjoy. If you’re having a party, turn the slow cooker to Keep Warm. It’s an easy way to make sure the meatballs are ready when your guests are.

Other recipes to check out: Crockpot Spare Ribs Recipe, Baked Chicken Drumettes, and Beanless Chili Recipe with Beef and Pork.

Easy Meatball Recipe with Grape Jelly in the Slow Cooker – Low Carb

An easy kid friendly meal or tasty appetizer made in the slow cooker, this meatball recipe with grape jelly is sweet, savory, and low carb too.

Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Ground Beef, 93% lean
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Season Salt
  • Small Jar Sugar Free Grape Jelly (12.75 oz)
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 6 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, almond flour, milk and season salt. Mix by hand until everything just comes together. Scoop out the mixture with a cookie scoop or by band, and roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter.
  2. In the slow cooker, combine the grape jelly, water, tomato paste, molasses, Worcestershire, dry mustard, onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder. Whisk everything together until the sauce is smooth.
  3. Place the meatballs in the sauce. They can also rest on top of each other if there’s not enough room for one layer. Cook on low for 8 hours. When the meatballs are fully cooked, stir them in the sauce and serve.

Nutrition: 

Yield: 6 servings (about 30 Meatballs), Serving Size: About 5 Meatballs

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 274,  Total Fat: 13.1g, Saturated Fat: 4.1g,  Cholesterol: 71.6mg, Sodium: 420.2mg, Carbohydrates: 20.4g, Fiber 9.3g, Sugars: 5.4g, Protein 26.7g

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